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General help for readers and for editors of DramaWiki can be found in the MediaWiki user guide. The DramaWiki specific guides are listed on this page.

DramaWiki Editing Standards

When adding/editing content please use the standards defined in the following articles:

  • DramaWiki-wide
DramaWiki Manual of Style
DramaWiki is not....
List of abbreviations and acronyms used on DramaWiki
Glossary of terms used on DramaWiki
List of Templates
Wikipedia - Standards for date formatting
Wikipedia - General international standards
  • Japan articles
Japanese TV Show Article Formatting
Japanese Artist Article Formatting
Romanization of Japanese
  • Korea articles
Korean TV Show Article Formatting
Korean Artist Article Formatting
Romanization of Hangul
Korean Personal Names Romanization Preferences
  • HK/China/Taiwan/Singapore articles
Chinese TV Show Article Formatting
Chinese Artist Article Formatting
Romanization of Chinese

Creating a New Page

To create a new page, simply add the name of the new page to the end of the URL:{name of article goes in here}

For example, if you wanted to create a page called "New Drama", then enter the URL in your browser: Drama

and an empty page with the article name "New Drama" will show up. Click on the edit tab at the top of the page, bring up the editor box, and start typing in the contents.

Don't forget to tag that page with a category as well (see the individual categories e.g. Category:JDrama, Category:KDrama etc on how to do that).

You can also create a new page by clicking on those red links which are just references to pages that don't exist (yet).

Search Before You Create

Before creating a new page it is recommended to check if it doesn't already exist under a different name. The search function is very helpful here to avoid duplicate pages. Perform multiple searches using a variety of spellings and pictoral characters. For example, if you want to create an article called "Sakai Noriko", make the following searches:

  • sakai noriko
  • noriko sakai
  • sakai <- check the search results
  • noriko <- check the search results
  • 酒井法子

There may be situations where an article already exists, but you disagree with the spelling of the article. In this situation, it is best that you stick with the existing article, rather than making a new article with similar content. More information on how to handle these types of editing disputes can be found in the style guide.

Add New Page to a Category

For example, you just type in the URL: Ruroshin

and assuming that the entry doesn't already exist, a blank page will appear. You can then hit the edit tab to add content for Mr Ruroshin's entry.

Before saving the page you think he's a Japanese Actor so you would add at the end of the entry this:


By adding that tag Mr Ruroshin's entry will be automatically listed in the Category for JActor.

An entry can be part of many Categories so you can tag it with more than one Category. For example an artist may be an actress as well as a singer.

Adding Images

Note: Some parts of this section are obsolete. It is recommended to refer to the following two links instead:

  1. Wikipedia:Extended image syntax
  2. Wikipedia:Picture tutorial

Sizing of Images

The pixel size of an image's width should be kept the same or smaller than the original. Width of images adjusted to a size larger than the actual size become distorted, producing the "jaggies" effect; i.e. the image just doesn't look good. To demonstrate, here are two images. Image to the left uses its original size of 160-pixels, while the image to right is oversized at 180-pixels:

[[Image:Kiroro.JPG|frame|160px]]  [[Image:Kiroro.JPG|thumb|180px]]

If you are using the actual width size of the image, using the frame option is better than using the thumb option. Also, using the frame option along with an oversized pixel width setting will void the pixel width setting and instead retain the actual width size of the image.

Positioning Images

If you wish to add a series of images to the right hand side of an entry then please enclose them in a div tag with an inline style.

<div style="display:inline; width:220px; float:right;">

The width value should be 20px more than the largest image in your set. The reason for using the div tag is to avoid jumbling up of the edit links for segments.

Example images without a div tag

[[Image:SlowDance222.jpg|thumb|350px|Slow Dance]]
[[Image:Slowdancechart.jpg|thumb|350px|Relationship Chart - click to enlarge]]
[[Image:SlowDance1.jpg|thumb|350px|Slow Dance]]
Images without any div tags

Example images using the div tag

<div style="display:inline; width:370px; float:right;">
[[Image:SlowDance222.jpg|thumb|350px|Slow Dance]]
[[Image:Slowdancechart.jpg|thumb|350px|Relationship Chart - click to enlarge]]
[[Image:SlowDance1.jpg|thumb|350px|Slow Dance]]
Images using the div tag

Deleting Content

Editors can only add and change content. Only the admins can delete information from DramaWiki. (Technically nothing gets really deleted but is moved to an archive from where it can be undeleted.)

Editors may mark pages or images for deletion. The details are described in the DramaWiki deletion policy. Alternatively editors can post a request for deletion. The staff will decide then what to do. Possible actions could be:

  • keep (an empty or incomplete page may be kept and marked as a stub)
  • delete (e.g. bogus, random, or vandal pages; redundant, corrupt, conflicting or otherwise unwanted images)
  • redirect/merge of a duplicate page to/with an already existing page.

Note: Please don't request deletion if it is obvious that the page will be kept or redirected. You can mark pages as a stub and redirect pages yourself.

Report Vandalism

If you spot some serious vandalism on our wiki then please inform our admins through the Vandalism Watch List. Please don't try to fix the page yourself but rather report the culprit instead. The admins have better means to deal with vandalism, like